How to sign drown in American Sign Language

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Submerge in water

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your dominant hand behind your non-dominant hand and slightly above it. Then move it down until it is lower than your non-dominant hand and wiggle your wrist back and forth as your hand moves down.


Example Video

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for drown
Make a fist with all fingers folded into the palm, and extend the thumb straight out to the side.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for drown
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

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